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Lagos Task Force gives Alaba-Rago shanty dwellers immediate quit notice


…says shanties not fit for human occupancy, too close to canal

The Lagos State Taskforce, has served a removal notice on squatters and occupants of shanties and illegal structures at Alaba-Rago in Ojo Local Government Area of the state, directing them to vacate the area immediately.

Recall that on May 19, 2022, the task force served illegal occupants of the shanties a similar notice advising them to move out of the settlement which had been marked for demolition by the state government.

The Task Force in a statement by its Director, Press & Public Affairs, Gbadeyan Abdulraheem, on behalf of its Chairman, CSP Shola Jejeloye, described the state of habitation in the area as deplorable and not fit for human occupancy due to the unhygienic activities and closeness of the shanties to the canal and drainage system.

“Illegal traders, occupants and miscreants should be ready to leave this place any moment from now. We have served them eviction notice previously to vacate this place, but they have defied the instructions of the government by inhabiting here.”

The Chairman assured them that the notice served on them two years ago still stands and will be enforced in the nearest future.

“Some of the occupants here believe the notice served two years ago no longer stands, but I want to assure them that nothing has invalidated the notice and they should be prepared for demolition any minute from now,” Jejeloye stated

He assured Lagosians that no stone will be left unturned till environmental degradation is completely stamped out of the state, reiterating the commitment of the Lagos State Task Force to enforce strict compliance with the environmental laws as enshrined in Governor Sanwo-Olu’s  THEMES PLUS agenda.

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